Croatia kicks off the first game of the 2022 World Cup Quarter-Finals against five-time winners Brazil on Friday, December 9th at 10am EST in Education City Stadium. Here are some interesting stats to keep in mind before the match up: Brazil has a 73% chance to win Friday night in Qatar ( however, we thrive as heavy underdogs ;) )Croatia have not lost in 10 … [Read more...] about How Does Croatia Line Up Against Brazil?
Where Does Croatia Rank With The Favorites Going Into The World Cup?By 54 Comments
Croatia are reigning World Cup finalists and currently ranked #12 in the FIFA rankings. In Las Vegas, the Vatreni have the 12th best odds to win the World Cup at a 50-1 payday. But let's be real here, Croatia are not the 12th best team at the 2022 World Cup. They're much better than #12 compared to other nations. So let's break it down. Who are ahead, behind, and level with … [Read more...] about Where Does Croatia Rank With The Favorites Going Into The World Cup?
Does Kramarić’s Performance Against The Saudis Change Anything?By 85 Comments
It took Kramarić just 24 minutes to score the deciding goal against Saudi Arabia in Croatia’s final preparatory match before the World Cup kicks off. He created himself a shooting lane and topped it off with a clinical finish, exactly what the world’s top strikers do regularly. But will it be regular with Kramarić in Qatar? Can he find the consistency to string together … [Read more...] about Does Kramarić’s Performance Against The Saudis Change Anything?
Has Marin Ljubičić Earned His Ticket To Qatar?By 39 Comments
Almost a third of the way through the season, LASK’s Marin Ljubičić continues to prove his nose for goal as he bags two in today’s match versus Austria Klagenfurt. This puts his tally to nine goals and two assists in 10 league matches, as well as the four he scored in his two Austrian cup appearances. Ljubičić has recorded a goal contribution every 51 minutes this season, an … [Read more...] about Has Marin Ljubičić Earned His Ticket To Qatar?
Croatians Around Europe Weekend #7: Perišić Average In North London Derby As Kramarić, Ljubičić Both Score During Quiet Weekend For CroatiansBy 88 Comments
Ivan Perišić has a below average performance (for his standards) in his first North London Derby as Spurs fall 3-1 to top of the league Arsenal. In 71 minutes of play, Perišić recorded 11 passes and 1 key pass. Mateo Kovačić plays the full 90 minutes in Chelsea's 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace. Andrej Kramarić scores Hoffenheim's only goal in a 1-1 draw against … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe Weekend #7: Perišić Average In North London Derby As Kramarić, Ljubičić Both Score During Quiet Weekend For Croatians
Brozović Sidelined For 1 Month After Picking Up Thigh Injury Against AustriaBy 61 Comments
Croatia's star defensive midfielder picked up a bad knock in the 18th minute of the match against the Austrians on Sunday. He was helped limping off the pitch and replaced by young midfielder Lovro Majer. Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Brozović should be off the pitch for about a month with a thigh injury. On the bright side, Zlatko Dalić confirmed that he will be fully … [Read more...] about Brozović Sidelined For 1 Month After Picking Up Thigh Injury Against Austria
Exclusive: Chelsea Bid €90M For Joško Gvardiol!By 38 Comments
Croatian wunderkind center-back Joško Gvardiol is the target of a €90M bid from the Blues, and the two clubs are currently in advanced talks, according to Fabrizio Romano. If this number is accurate, including add-ons, Gvardiol will become the most expensive defensive transfer of all time, surpassing Harry Maguire's €87M transfer to Manchester United. Gvardiol would finish … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Chelsea Bid €90M For Joško Gvardiol!
Villareal Cruise To 4-2 Victory After Hajduk Open The Scoring In 2nd MinuteBy 62 Comments
FINAL SCORE: Hajduk 2-4 Villarreal The Bili started with a bang, as youngster Stipe Biuk tapped in a long shot from Livaja at the second minute of the match. This high was short-lived as Villarreal's response was to put 4 in the back of Kalinić's net and take this game out of reach within the first 45 minutes. Substitute Marco Fossati did well with a last-minute penalty to … [Read more...] about Villareal Cruise To 4-2 Victory After Hajduk Open The Scoring In 2nd Minute
Dinamo Lose 1-0 To Bodo/Glimt In 1st Leg Of UCL PlayoffBy 32 Comments
Tomorrow at 3 p.m. EST, Croatian juggernauts Dinamo Zagreb face off with Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt. Much uncertainty surrounds this year's Dinamo squad as they have loads of depth and some new talented additions in Martin Baturina, Boško Šutalo and Josip Drmić, to name a few, however, former National Team coach Ante Čačić has yet to put together a true starting XI. … [Read more...] about Dinamo Lose 1-0 To Bodo/Glimt In 1st Leg Of UCL Playoff